Showing posts with label chiefs injuries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chiefs injuries. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2012

Chiefs Fall To Packers, 24-3

The Chiefs wrapped up another lackluster preseason last night, falling to Green Bay Packers 24-3. After winning its first preseason game in convincing fashion, Kansas City lost its remaining three. The team is now 7-29 in exhibition games since 2004.

Most of the game was a battle of the backups, but the Chiefs first-string offense looked good early on. The team moved the ball consistently, and found a lot of success on the ground. Despite gaining a lot of yards, Kansas City could only muster three points. One drive stalled and Ryan Succop missed a 54 yard field goal, and another drive ended with a Brady Quinn interception when the Chiefs were about to score. From there, things went south in a hurry.

Offensively, Ricky Stanzi and Alex Tanney struggled to consistently move the ball, and the Chiefs got almost nothing through the air. Despite rushing for 247 yards for the game, Kansas City only scored three points, although it should be expected that the team’s third and fourth string quarterbacks would have trouble lighting up the scoreboard.

The biggest concern Chiefs fans should have is how the team’s defense played. Packers backup QB Graham Harrell had been having a terrible preseason, but he absolutely lit-up the Chiefs last night. Harrell finished 13 of 15 with 223 yards, and he led the Packers to a touchdown on all three of his possessions, and all three were long scoring drives. On some plays, the Packers’ receivers were wide open, and while Green Bay boasts one of the most talented and deepest WR corps in the league, most of these players will likely not even make the team for Green Bay.

The entire preseason exposed one of the Chiefs’ biggest weaknesses – the team has a severe lack of depth, particularly on defense. What makes this troubling is that the team still does not know if Brandon Flowers or Kendrick Lewis will be ready for the start of the season, and Tamba Hali is suspended for the first game. Injuries are a regular occurrence in the NFL, and if the Chiefs suffer any more on defense, it doesn’t appear that it has a lot of guys who can step in and play at a high level.

Kansas City’s regular season starts next Sunday at 12:00 p.m. when the team hosts the Atlanta Falcons.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Eric Berry Out for Season Torn ACL

On September 11th, 2011 Eric Berry was sidelined for the remainder of the 2011 season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2nd play from the line of scrimmage in Sunday's game. Eric Berry will have to undergo surgery immediately for his injury and has been ruled out for the season.

Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium was indeed a dismal day for Kansas City Chiefs fans as the Chiefs took on the Buffalo Bills. In an emotional pre game show dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the events of 9/11, Arrowhead Stadium was filled to the brim with fans chanting "USA, USA, USA..." and in a live television multicast there was a special performance of Taps and a moment of silence. The best part of the entire day was the incredible fly over by the US Military's A10 Warthog formation, and then...the game started.

The first play of the game on September 11th, 2011 vs. the Buffalo Bills was a kickoff to Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs, who proceeded to fumble the ball and turn it over to the Bills on the 10 yard line. Only two plays later, Eric Berry left the field with a season-ending torn ACL injury. The rest of the game was a pathetic showing of what some may even doubt was professional football as the Chiefs went on to lose the game by a score of 41 to 7. Local sports radio shows are on fire today as Chiefs fans are calling in by the thousand in complete disbelief of what they witnessed on the field yesterday. The Bills ran up and down the field at will, mostly using the tight end and completely violated the Kansas City Chiefs defense. The Kansas City Chiefs will have a lot of explaining to do at tonight's live remote from Jazz at The Legends. Of course the have the most reserved and soft spoken Chief representing the team at the live remote in Jamaal Charles. I'm sure that he will not resolve any of the Chiefs fan's inquiries in any sort of coherent manner, Charles will most likely answer with his "cliff note" list of scripted answers such as "Well, I know that we're going to try to get better every week..." and other generic responses.

The loss of Eric Berry will be a huge impact on the Chiefs defense as he was one of the premier players on the team. The Strong Safety duties will now be split between Jon McGraw, Kendrick Lewis, and possibly Sabbi Piscitelli.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chiefs vs Packers 2011 Moeaki Injury

Moeaki Injury Torn ACL, Chiefs Preseason

Well we finally made it through the grueling Chiefs preseason. Although in retrospect it was by a stroke of luck that we had football going on at all, so in that light we'll take what we can get.

Thursday night's Chiefs vs Packers game was a little bit of a punch to the nose of most Chiefs fans. The Chiefs, usually content to do their best NOT to try in preseason games, not wanting to reveal anything to the opposition, made an unusual decision to attempt to win their final preseason bout with the Packers. They kept their starters in for almost the entire game except for Matt Cassell, Eric Berry, and Tony Moeaki and a few other players who limped off the field with minor and major injuries. We have just learned that Tony Moeaki is out and placed on IR with a torn ACL, making the Chiefs pathetic rumble with the Packers on Thursday a complete and utter disaster.

Why on earth would the Chiefs lay low all preseason, being very careful to avoid injuries, disappoint season ticket holders with boring game play, and then at the very end change their whole preseason mentality and play full force against a team that we could not beat if our lives depended on it. The Packers must have just been on the sidelines shaking their heads, wondering what the hell the Chiefs were doing out there. Even with all of the Chiefs starters in the game, minus the injured players, the Chiefs couldn't do anything against the 3rd and 4th string Packers line ups. We at Kansas City News predicted that Jamaal Charles was never going to live up to the hype that the media brought on this season, and he more than proved that on Thursday night. Charles fumbled the ball and ran miserably for 1 and 2 yards at a time, proving our theory that opposing defenses are keying on him and that he will SEVERELY underperform this season. Hopefully all of you fantasy football dorks were paying attention when we warned you about Charles and didn't go and draft him in the first round!

We were really pulling for Tyler Palko, but he was given ample time to prove his mediocrity on Thursday. This is just not the guy we want leading the team. Anytime he did make a throw that was caught, the receiver had to make some kind of super human effort to barely catch the poorly thrown balls. Rumor has it that the Chiefs will be looking for a veteran QB to sign as the back up for the league's highest paid back up QB Matt Cassell.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jonathan Baldwin Fight with Thomas Jones

An unusual situation for the newly polished Kansas City Chiefs broke out last week when rookie wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin had a few words with stand out running back Jamaal Charles. Baldwin and Charles did not escalate the argument into a physical confrontation, but the next day, Thomas Jones did. Coaches and players alike have been riding Jonathan Baldwin for weeks about getting better blocking done for Charles and Jones. On the Chiefs, if you're a receiver, your first job is to block for the run, your second job is to block for the run, and then MAYBE they will call a pass play.

Details are not completely in on the fight between Baldwin and Jones, but we would have to assume that it was initiated by Baldwin. Thomas Jones has a reputation of being quite a tough character on and off the field, proving himself in locker rooms from New York to Kansas City, and Baldwin has a reputation of talking smack, and selling out his coaches and teammates to the media. Let's put the two of those facts together and see what we come up with...well...we came up with a broken thumb for Jonathan Baldwin.

Baldwin was back on the practice field today as he was seen playing catch with his left hand, right hand / thumb heavily bandaged up, but participating none the less. So far the Chiefs injuries are:

Jared Gaither, Ryan O'Callaghan, Darryl Harris, Anthony Toribio, Eric Bakhtiari and Gabe Miller.


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